Tech comes in all sizes and forms, and fortunately fits all budgets whether you’re ready to splurge or just need a little pick-me-up. I’ve rounded up 37 amazing tech items that fit any budget, and that really work (with thousands of reviews to back them up!) These are things that’ll make your life so much easier, adding convenience to your day-to-day living and even sparking joy.
They’re a way to stay connected, entertained, and in the know for happenings in your backyard or across the world. Along with the gadgets themselves, I’ve also thrown in a few handy helpers, like an armband holder for working out with your phone, or a tech brush that’ll clean all the ear wax out of your earbuds. Gross but necessary! From outdoor security cameras to drones to tablets, we’ve got the tech you want at the price that fits!
This Amazon Fire TV Stick Has Over 600k Rave Reviews
The one remote to rule them all, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick lets you watch over 500,000 shows streaming from Netflix, Prime Video, HBO, Hulu, Disney +, YouTube, and more. Plus, it’s Alexa-enabled, so you can use voice commands to check the weather, view live camera feeds, and access tons of Alexa skills and apps. Upgrade your streaming experience like over 600k happy customers did!
This Color-Changing Touch Lamp Is the Perfect Bedside Light
This cool little touch lamp, available in two sizes, has a smart design. Just touch anywhere on the silver strip around the base, and you can turn the light on or off and switch light modes, brightness, or color. You can cycle through colors from red to green to blue or choose one color to leave it on. With lots of options, this lamp can be used to set the mood of the room, whether it’s party time or the moment to relax and unwind.
This Bluetooth Beanie Keeps You Warm And Connected
Want to stay connected to your favorite music or podcasts while keeping warm on chilly walks or outside waits? Get this Bluetooth beanie to fashionably and cozily have a great audio experience. You can even take phone calls from the hat!
This Echo Dot Is So Pretty
The Echo Dot certainly had a glow up from the days of the black hockey puck-looking device! This one comes in three colors and is such a pleasing round shape that looks great wherever you display it. We use ours constantly to play radio stations, ask Alexa to play music, use her skills and apps, check the weather, and even make phone calls.
Don’t Underestimate This Tiny But Mighty Cordless Keyboard Vacuum
This tiny cordless keyboard vacuum is the little vacuum that could. If you’re one of those people who like to eat lunch or snacks at their desk (me), this little vacuum is your newest household MVP. No more crunching crumbs while you type! Bonus: it’s small enough to fit in your desk drawer.
This Wi-Fi Range Extender Really Works, According To Over 54k Reviewers
If your Wi-Fi signal is weak in certain areas of your home, it can be super annoying when you’re trying to connect. Pick up with Wi-Fi signal extender to fix that problem and get a great connection anywhere. A happy reviewer even used it to improve the signal to his Ring doorbell so he could control it from anywhere in the house!
This Fire Tablet Will Keep You Entertained
With nearly 93,000 reviews, you know this Fire tablet is going to be a solid purchase. My daughter’s birthday is coming up, and she really wants a tablet – this is the best one we’ve found at this price that can do so much! She can watch Netflix, play on educational apps or even use Facebook messenger for kids to stay in touch with her friends. I might even “borrow” it to catch up on my Kindle reading!
These Flashlight Gloves Are Wildly Handy
Even drop something underneath the couch or need extra light while doing intricate tasks like working under the hood of your car? These flashlight gloves come in handy for so many situations, from big jobs to small ones. They’d also be great for camping when you need to find your way to the bathroom!
These Headphones Really Stay In
These are marketed as gaming headphones, but really they’re great for everyone. They really stay in your ears thanks to the customization – they come with three pairs of silicone inner rings, small, medium, and large, to make sure you get the perfect fit. Plus, there’s a built-in mic if you use them for Zoom calls or classwork. They’d be ideal for remote schooling if your kid hates bulky headphones, too.
This Charging Stone Is So Elegant
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a piece of tech so elegantly designed before. This gorgeous high-speed charging stone lets you juice up your devices by just resting them on top. It gets great reviews for looking great and working fast for earphones, smartphones, and tablets alike.
This Echo Show Keeps You Connected
We’re all relying heavily on video chatting to stay in touch these days, and what better way than with this Echo Show that can do so much more? It has over 200k stellar reviews for sound quality, voice recognition capabilities, and the ability to connect with Alexa to make your home even smarter. Reviewers also use it with their Ring doorbell cameras and security cameras to keep track of who is coming and going!
This Armband Phone Holder Is A Great Fitness Partner
Whenever I go for a walk or run, and my leggings don’t have pockets, I’m at a loss about where to put my phone. Problem solved with this armband phone holder that handily holds your device in place even during vigorous jogs. Reviewers love that it’s easy to use and easy to access while you’re working out.
This Bluetooth Speaker Works In The Shower!
Upgrade your shower singing experience with this waterproof Bluetooth speaker! It has a special suction cup so it can attach easily to your shower wall and provide you with excellent sound quality as you pretend to audition for “The Voice.” It’s got nearly 13,000 rave reviews for ease of use, great sound, and holding a charge for a super long time.
These Wireless Earbuds Have Around 18k Rave Reviews
If you’re ready to unplug while still getting amazing sound quality, look no further than these Amazon fan-favorite wireless earbuds. They get stellar reviews, nearly 18k of them, for long battery life, noise cancellation qualities, and of course, great sound. These stand up to much more expensive brands and won’t break the bank!
This Phone Dashmount Isn’t Going To Budge
Being terrible with directions, I use my maps app at least a few times a week while driving. The trouble is, I have one of those vent-mounted phone holders that keep falling out every five seconds, making it not only annoying but dangerous as it pulls my attention away from the road. This sturdy dash mount phone holder is a much safer option since it’s not going to budge, even taking corners the way I do!
This Drone Is Pure Fun
What’s more fun than flying a drone around, capturing great videos or photos? Try this highly-rated one with a 1080P FHD camera for crystal-clear shots and 1920 x 1080 HD amazingly sharp videos. Reviewers love the long battery life and ease of use for beginners or anyone that loves drones. Highly recommended!
This Screen Amplifier Is Simple But Powerful
While it may look simple, this screen amplifier for smartphones is incredibly powerful. Next time you’re catching up on your favorite shows or watching movies via your phone, try this cool tool to make it easier on your eyes when you magnify your screen for more enjoyable watching. It gets great reviews for picture quality and ease of use!
These Sleep Headphones Are So Soothing
I love listening to boring podcasts to send me off to dreamland, but having earbuds in is so annoying once you actually fall asleep. A much more comfortable way is this audio sleep mask that lets you listen to music or podcasts via your phone. It blocks the light and sound, so it’s great for travel or sleeping in unfamiliar places, too.
This Smartphone Camera Lens Creates Amazing Pics
Want to kick your phone photos up a few thousand levels? Try this smartphone camera lens that lets you take wide-angle or macro shots of close-up details of flowers or anything super small and interesting. You’ll get near SLR quality right on your phone – careful, your ‘gram is about to blow up.
This USB Fan Is So Cool
This USB fan that’s so much more than an air mover is incredibly cool. It also acts as a clock and a weather station, telling you the temperature and exact time. My husband’s one of those people who’s always hot, so he’d totally appreciate the cooling breezes this handy gadget offers!
This Tile Mate Is A Godsend
If like me, you lose something the minute you set it down, you’re going to want to pay attention. This Tile Mate helps you find pretty much anything, from keys to phone to kids to your dog to remotes. It’s so useful that I got my also-forgetful dad one, and he uses it daily to locate his sunglasses and wallet!
This Toilet Nightlight Helps Prevent Accidents
We leave the bathroom light on all night long in case anyone has to go, so they don’t fall down the adjacent stairs or otherwise hurt themselves groping around in the dark. Not only is it bad for our electricity bill, but I also don’t like to waste energy. A much better option is this LED toilet nightlight that keeps things safe and is also just incredibly fun.
These Noise Cancelling Headphones Are Bluetooth-Enabled
If you want great noise canceling qualities but don’t want to break the bank, try these Bluetooth-enabled wireless headphones that reviewers love. They come in a bunch of cool colors, are wireless, and, most importantly, have great sound quality. With over 72k great reviews for sound, battery life, and incredible value, try these before you drop major bank on comparable ones.
These Blue Light Blocking Glasses Look So Chic
Being online all day started worrying me about eye health. I heard a lot about blue light damage, so I snagged these blue light blocking glasses to prevent eye strain and headaches. I love that they’re actually stylish and don’t make me look like a total nerd, plus they’re so comfortable I forget they’re on!
This Wireless Digital Microscope Is Amazing
How cool is this wireless digital microscope? I originally thought of it as a present for my 10-year-old, but now I really want to use it! It gets great reviews for value, ease of use, and great picture quality. It’s also surprisingly affordable.
This August Smart Lock Is High Tech
If you want to make your home even smarter, try this smart door lock from August, a leader in the smart home space. Your phone becomes your key, and you can also remotely unlock and lock your door to let guests or delivery people in. It locks automatically when you leave and unlocks automatically when you’re home. Genius.
This Charging Station Comes With Cords
This incredibly useful charging station is made even better by the fact that it comes with charging cords! It even has a space to charge your smartwatch. This would make a world of difference on our messy kitchen counter where all the tech goes to recharge.
This Tech Cleaning Brush Is A Must-Have
Do you know how much ear wax your earbuds accumulate? It’s definitely gag-worthy and reason enough to get this tech cleaning brush with a silicone cleaning tool on one end and a brush on the other. Clean out your phone’s ports regularly, too, to prolong the life of your tech!
These Sunglasses Record Video
Much easier than using a bulky video camera strapped to your head, these sleek sunglasses record all your adventures from your POV! According to reviewers, they’re super easy to plug and play, take great video and audio quality, and are a great value. Streamline your recording experience when you pop these on and go!
This Power Strip Has 4 USB Outlets
Not only can you use this to plug in 12 regular things, but this power strip comes with 4 USB outlets to keep your devices charged and at the ready. It also has a surge protector and overload protection, so it’s extra safe to use. It gets a perfect five stars from tens of thousands of reviewers because you can plug multiple heavy-duty items in and still get a fast charge!
This Tech Kit Makes A Great Gift
Looking for a great gift for your techy family member or friend? Try this all-in-one tech gift that includes a mouse, power bank, stylus pen, a 3-in-1 charging cable, a USB storage device, and some cable savers. This is a truly thoughtful gift that’ll get a ton of use! Also available in black if gold’s not your thing.
This Mini Projector Is Great For Outside Movies
Want to turn your backyard into an outdoor movie theater? Try this mini projector that has great picture quality. Just hang up a white sheet, connect your phone or laptop, and press play! Prefer to use it inside?
This Power Bank Will Keep You Juiced Up
For those times when you’re not near a plug to recharge your tech, whether on a plane or in the wilderness, get this Anker power bank to keep you juiced up. It’ll charge an iPhone eight times, an iPad mini twice, or a Samsung Galaxy phone five times on a single charge. It also recharges itself quickly so that you can get back on the go with a full tank and no worries.
This Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker Brings The Party
Whether you use it inside or out, this JBL Bluetooth wireless speaker really brings the music to a new level. It sounds great, is easy to use, and has a long battery life to keep the party going! It’s also waterproof, so if it falls in the pool a few times, no worries!
This TikiTunes Bluetooth Speaker Lights Up The Night
Want an outdoor Bluetooth speaker that does more? Try these TikiTunes speakers, which double as lights to keep the party going after dark. Whether you’re hosting a big bash or a more intimate evening al fresco, these up the ambiance as well as provide excellent sound for any event.
This Instant Photo Printer Creates Stickers!
This HP instant photo printer couldn’t be more fun – just take your favorite snap, use the app to decorate the pic if you want, then print it out right away! The prints come with a sticky back, so they double as stickers if you’d like. These would be so fun at parties or just to capture the moment in a tangible way.
This Blink Security Camera Is Outdoor-Safe
You don’t have to worry about this Blink wireless HD security camera getting wet during nasty weather because it’s completely waterproof. It’ll also capture high-res video, has bright, clear night vision, and two-way talk capability. It even lets you stream live video to your Alexa device, so you can see who’s been stealing your packages or just who’s at the door!